Originally Posted by MisterScott
Dropped my hauler off at my storage center and there was a Cyclone 3800 there with the driver's side fender completely destroyed because of an exploding tire. About $3500 according to the repair guy working on it. I am surprised this issue has not risen to the NTSB level of scrutiny either in terms of the performance of the crappy foreign tires or the OEM's simply not putting the right or good enough tires on the trailers.
NTSB isn't as worried about RV's as other things...
Also exploding trailer tires have been going on for a long, long time.
My CM16FBS came with C range load tires which are marginal, I will be upgrading to D range shortly. The single biggest killer of tires is heat, caused by under pressure, overloading and over speed, road debris finishes a distant fourth. ST aka trailer tires are only rated to 65 mph.
FWIW I can only find one tire in the 14" D load range, happens to be a Kenda. There are very few US trailer tire manufacturers left, and they only make some sizes.